On This Day

January 1730 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
  • Jan 14 William Whipple, American merchant & judge (signatory of the Declaration of Independence), born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1785)
  • Jan 23 Joseph Hewes, American merchant (Declaration of Independence signatory), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1779)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English Tory statesman, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 Samuel Sewall, English-American judge & businessman, dies at 77
  • Jan 30 Peter II Alexeyevich, Tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14